Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Papertrey Ink Christmas card

Hello everyone and welcome to a lovely sunny day in my part of the woods. I should have spent more time outdoors enjoying it but I was tempted inside to follow Day 2 of the 'Stretch your stamps' class. They are actually on Day 3 but as usual, I am behind the times.

Today Amber showed how to get more from your stamps by stamping off edges to give a different look. I came up with this card:-



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I got the idea for the card because I have a crackle background stamp that reminds me of cracked ice so I  thought snowflakes would be a good match for it. I stamped off some of the ink before stamping the background and made a couple of mats for the centre of the card. I cut 4 circles with a 1.5 inch punch and stamped different snowflakes going off each circle. I added a couple of shades of ink onto each circle and glued them down with each snowflake facing a different direction. A few gems and a sentiment finished it off. 

Thanks for looking.

Hugs
Carol x

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful frosty feel to your card. I love the off-set stamps, it gives such character!

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  2. Love it!! I really need to work on my Christmas stash!

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  3. What a beautiful card. And, the idea of stamping off the edges is a great one. Thanks for that.

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  4. Carol your card is wonderful, I love the Xmas-balls !!!
    Big Hugs,
    Mo

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  5. this is so nice and smart!!!
    hugs
    sadia

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  6. What a beauty, I love the off centre stamping and the colours are so pretty.
    Kathleenx

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  7. Loving your choice of shades for the crackle - thought at first it was printed paper it is so good! Looks like my front windscreen in January!! Hugs, Buttons x

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  8. Great colours - love the background effect. jenx

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  9. Fantastic card and love the background xxx

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  10. I absolutely love this card, the offset snowflakes look so pretty :0)
    Jenny x

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Thanks,
Carol x

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